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 03 Mar 2013
 


Sail-World New Zealand: March 2, 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand training with Luna Rossa in their second AC72, NZL5 on the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. 1/3/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for March 2, 2013

The Tale of two Cities, America's Cup edition, continues with quite different scenarios on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, underlined by the shot above taken on the Hauraki Gulf.

In Auckland, all seems well.

Lovely summer, near perfect winds. Two AC72's out on the Hauraki Gulf racing and foiling. All appears to be going well. Check out the Am-Cam video of a couple of sessions sailing on the Gulf.

Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA AC72 training in San Francisco Bay in early February  Artemis Racing

In San Francisco, Sweden's Artemis Racing have announced that they are putting their first AC72 back into the builders shed. In an interview published in Sailing Scuttlebutt, CEO Paul Cayard says: 'Sailing against Oracle was a full-scale verification that we needed to make some pretty big changes, and that's what we are doing. We are taking it on. The good news is that we learned this in February and not in July. So we have some time to react. But we need to commit more to foiling. '

Many in the media, write this up as a 'we got it wrong' story. In the AC72's all teams learn from their mistakes, it is part of the development process. Some mistakes are bigger than others - but maybe the opportunity for gain from them, is also relevant.

Oracle Team USA San Francisco (USA) - 21-02-2013  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©

The reality is that all teams have been in the shed for significant periods of time - and three weeks is substantial, but maybe not that significant. Remember too that the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin is largely a dead-rubber event, best used for more AC72 racing development, as all boats will go through to the Semi-Final, and the teams have until August before getting their first, and for one, Final Test.

But nevertheless time is fast ebbing in this America's Cup, for all teams and where they are positioned, in terms of development.

Emirates Team New Zealand training with their second AC72, NZL5 on the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. 1/3/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

That leaves Oracle Team USA without anyone to line up against for the next three weeks or so. Oracle's second AC72 is due to launch in April, Artemis will launch their second AC72 in early May. Emirates Team NZ is expected to be the last to arrive in San Francisco, on May 23, 2013 and will be sailing their second AC72 that has been tested, developed and raced for three months.

Catch the full interview with Paul Cayard in this edition of Sail-World.

We have another Am-Cam video of Oracle Team USA sailing on San Francisco Bay. Like the first, this shows certain things which will be of interest to AC train-spotters, it seems that the platform flex is reduced, but still significant. What effect that has on sailing and foiling performance depends on your view of how the whole package is supposed to work.

Maybe there are two answers to fast AC72 sailing.

Maybe not. We'll find out in September.

NZ Womens National Matchracing Championships   RNZYS Media

The Womens National Match Racing Championship continues off Westhaven. We have reports from the first day in this edition.

Southern Spars have developed an enviable reputation with reliability in round the world yacht racing. This is certainly one of the reasons as to why Southern were selected as the supplier of one-design masts for the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race and the Volvo 65. But Southern added to their reputation in the recently completed Vendee Globe singlehanded non-stop race. In this edition of Sail-World we outline how their EC6 rigging stood up to the test.

2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won the Open 470 fleet - Day 4, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

Staying with NZ success stories, it is great, but not surprising, to see that Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have order a new 470 hull from Mackay Boats, who at the last two Olympics have dominated the Medal wins in the two 470 classes, the 49er class, and will no doubt do the same in the 49erFX Women's skiff in 2016. It is notable that one builder, Mackay Boats, is (or will be) the builder of choice in four Olympic classes.

Gotta Love It 7's crew at full stretch earlier in the JJ Giltanan Trophy in their Zhik sailing kit  Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

Also in this edition 18ft and TP52 forward hand, Ben Gladwell, does a product review of Zhik sailing kit, he used in the recent 18ft JJ Giltinan Series and he is also wearing full Zhik gear on V5, arguably NZ's top TP52. If you are switching to Zhik, or looking to add to your existing kit, this story is a must read, it has links to the various products available. The key issue being to plan your kit and make sure that it all works together. A significant number of top sailors are wearing Zhik including the winning crew in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie.

2012 Olympic Silver Medalists - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - Day 4, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

Olympic Silver medalists, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been covering a lot of sailing ground, from the Sydney to Hobart race, the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff series last week, the Moth Worlds and more . All part of the plan to do as much high performance sailing in other classes and then bring that learning back to the 49er for 2016. We feature their report in this edition of Sail-World.com.

Zeddies in the downwind leg in the Marlbough Sounds, 2013 National Championships.  Don Gurteen

At the other end of the scale, another of the classes undergoing a revival in New Zealand is the venerable Z-class, or Zeddie. We have a great report and images on the recent Z-class Nationals sailed in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. Great to see so many of these now-classic boats sailing, and all so beautifully restored - most better than the original.

Don't forget to catch the report on the OK Invitational at Wakatere, where past World Champions came up against some rookie OK sailors - with some surprising results.

Pete Burling celebrating Dash-for-Cash win earlier in the 2013 Australian Moth Championship  
> Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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America's Cup: Cayard 'We need to commit more to foiling'
Sailing Scuttlebutt,
Following their recent tuning sessions with America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA, Swedish challenger Artemis Racing announced they had halted their AC72 sailing program and would be proceeding with modifications to the boat.... [more]
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America's Cup: More Oracle Team USA Am-Cam video from San Francisco
Sail-World,
Oracle Team USA's revamped USA-17 was caught by an independent cameraman shooting from the North Tower of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Probably the most surprising aspect of the video is the amount of platform twist in the approach to the racing mark, whether that is affecting foiling ability is a matter of conjecture.... [more]
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World Champions and Rookies contest Wakatere OK Dinghy Invitational
Bob Smith,
On Sunday one of New Zealand's leading OK Dinghy strongholds, Wakatere Boating Club held its inaugural OK Dinghy Invitational, where a number of former and prospective OK sailors were invited to compete in two races (in conjunction with normal Wakatere Sunday afternoon club racing) in OK Dinghies provided by current Wakatere OK sailors... [more]
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New Mackay 470 for 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie,
2012 Olympic Gold medalists in the Womens 470 class, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie report from their their new website: We have been getting back into the swing of things, and keeping rather busy! Just a bit of an update, we had our first regatta back of the season, which was the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta, held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, where we had a rather blustery three day event!!... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show 2013- Alexandra Palace Images from Day 1
The Sail-World.com Team,
The RYA Dinghy Show is currently underway at Alexandra Palace in North London, England. It was built in 1873 as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment and as North London's counterpart to the Crystal Palace in South London... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test
Josh Impey,
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72's foiling and racing in the Hauraki Gulf
Chris Cameron,
America's Cup Challengers Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) have been making the most of the brilliant summer Down Under, and have become a familiar sight doing race training in warm breezes. Emirates Team NZ's photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to catch the action and sight of two AC72's racing and foiling.... [more]
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Tough women sail Etchells
John Curnow,
One of the most interesting elements to be seen at the 2013 Etchells NSW State Championship is how many women have taken to this premier one design class. Whether helming such as Jeanne-Claude Strong and Vicky Weeks, or crewing like Christine Short and Antonia Fong, they are present on five vessels from the 33-boat fleet.... [more]
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Why do top sailors choose Zhik?
Ben Gladwell,
Since its inception in 2003, Zhik has developed and expanded to be one of the preeminent brand in on-the-water sailing apparel. The Zhik signature logo is often visible on winning sailing crews, the latest of which was the crew of Gotta Love It 7, four time winner JJ Giltinan Trophy. Sailing journalist, Ben Gladwell, looks at why top crews choose Zhik... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013 - All win for female crew
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013. When the Lomax Financial Group team finished Race 1 of the prestigious skiff boat event on Sydney Harbour, it set a record for being the first all-female crew to finish a race in the 74-year-old history of the Giltinan (World) Championship.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Another consecutive race stopover announced
Sail-World,
Volvo Ocean Race has announced that Lisbon, Portugal, will host a stopover in the race in each of the next two editions. Lisbon was also a stopover for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. The Portuguese capital will be back on the route for the 12th edition in 2014-15 and again for the 13th in 2017-18, Volvo Ocean Race... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 1, 2013 - Boost for currency
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 1, 2013 - The AUD regained 1.0280 after New Home Sales improved 4.2% but slipped back to 1.0230 overnight with risk assessment weakening. The KIWI traded 0.8265 after some positive Business Confidence boosted the KIWI back over 0.8300 during yesterdays trade.... [more]
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America's Cup: More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf
Sail-World,
More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf, this time of Emirates Team New Zealand training. This was shot by a solo driver/camera man, in a small powerboat with a top speed of 25kts.... [more]
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Sam Osborne leads on Day One of the New Zealand Women's Match Racing
Amber Roberts,
Representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Samantha Osborne leads on Day One of the New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships 2013. Samantha Osborne, the second highest ranked skipper in the event with an ISAF Ranking of 95, enjoyed six wins in all of her six races, including a nail biting 1 second win over second place holder Hannah Osborne (no connection).... [more]
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America's Cup: Aerial images of Oracle Team USA '17' training
Oracle Team USA,
Aerial photos of Oracle Team USA '17' training on San Francisco Bay shot by photographer Guilain Grenier.... [more]
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Olympic Silver Medalists update on Sydney-Hobart, Moth Worlds and more
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,
2012 Olympic Silver Medalists in the 49er class, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke update on their year so far: Since our last newsletter (early December) we have both been really busy. One of our aims in this post-Olympic year was to sail other high-performance boats as well as the 49er, with the aim of improving our skills.... [more]
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Zeddies hit the Marlborough Sounds
Don Gurteen,
Last weekend the Z Class National Regatta was contested on the Marlborough Sounds, for the first time since 2008. For those people not familiar with the Zeddies, perhaps we should mention that the first boat was designed by a certain Mr Rob Brown for the Takapuna Boat Club in 1922. Yes that is 91 years ago and still going strong. .... [more]
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Seven teams line up for NZ Womens Match Racing Nationals
Amber Roberts,
Seven teams of New Zealand's most talented female match racers are in the final stages of their preparation to compete in the New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships 2013 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Finn Masters on at Waiuku
Alan Dawson,
Details of the 2013 Finn Masters Championships are as follows: Dates 29, 30, 31, March 2013 at 'The Waiuku Yacht Club Inc' Waiuku 9 races. 5 a series. 1 drop after 6... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa and ETNZ race on Hauraki Gulf - Video
Emirates Team NZ,
For the past couple of days, two America's Cup challengers, Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have been practice racing in the Hauraki Gulf. Here's a first glimpse of what AC72 racing ahead of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, starting in July.... [more]
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America's Cup: Am-Cam video of AC72 racing on the Hauraki Gulf

In the coiffed and manicured world of America's Cup PR, much of the video released is usually done with intent, and often well after the event. Over the past two days, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have been sailing together in the Hauraki Gulf, and were caught on camera, by the crew of a 14ft powerboat.... [more]
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America's Cup: Spy vs Spy - Serious, or straight from the comic books?
Rod Davis writing for etnzblog.com,
Surveillance is part of America's Cup life. Everyone does it. Coach Rod Davis muses on what can be learned – and the rules that regulate it. At times the America's Cup seems just like Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy. One team keeping tabs on another and a game of, not so much dirty tricks, but pranks played both by and against the spy.... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard confirms second AC72 build in Sweden
Sail-World,
Artemis Racing's CEO, Paul Cayard has confirmed that the team has a second AC72 under construction, in Sweden, and that they expect to be sailing the new boat in early May, two months ahead of the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Writing in his blog, Cayard doesn't reveal whether the team will opt for a fully foiling AC72, or if the Swedish America's Cup Challenger will stay in partial foiling mode... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing suspends sailing program to modify AC72
America's Cup Media,
Following a couple of training sessions on San Francisco Bay earlier this month, when Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing lined up with their two AC72s for the first time, the Swedish team has decided to suspend their sailing program in favor of boat modifications.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Iconic images from Race 7 - 18ft skiff 'Worlds'
Beth Morley,
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley was on hand to capture the big breeze action from Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial World Championship for the 18ft skiff class, being sailed at the home of 18fter skiff sailing, on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18fters: Racing in the Big Breeze - Heat 7 + Video
Bob Killick and Sail-World,
The video of the final race in the 2013 JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour yesterday is now available. Sailing in winds averaging 25 kts plus, the race started over the long three lap course to determine if Gotta Love It 7 would add a fourth successive JJ Gilitinan Trophy win, or if Rag and Famish Hotel to take the title.... [more]
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